Tim Krul Starts Against Rangers In A Very Strong Side


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The Newcastle side that has just been announced for the game at Ibrox tonight, and goalkeeper Tim Krul makes his first appearance of pre-season.

As expected Alan Pardew starts a strong side tonight, and it looks like it may be the best defense Newcastle can put out, but Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa does not get a start with Debuchy, Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Santon being getting the start.

There is battle between Taylor and Yanga-Mbiwa as to who starts alongside captain Fab Coloccini in central defense, although the Frenchman is more than a capable left back too.

And Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko all get a start with Newcastle playing in a modified 4-5-1 formation with Papiss Cisse the lone striker up front.

Pardew said he would put out a strong side and this could be the best side he can muster, although room will be made for Loic Remy and also for Bafe Gomis when we get the lad signed up.

Hatem Ben Arfa and Gutierrez also start for the Magpies, with the Ameobi brothers on the bench and Paul Dummett could see some action in the second half – this looks a strong starting eleven and a strong bench tonight, and let’s hope we see a good performance and a good win.

A number of players starting tonight are fighting for their places in the team – with such a strong bench on display – and that’s got to be good.

Dan Gosling is also on the bench after hos excellent display last Tuesday night at St. Mirren.

Teams:

Rangers – tba

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Moussa Sissoko, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Dan Gosling, Vurnon Anita, Sylvain Marveaux, Yoan Gouffran, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi



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420 comments so far

  • IITianToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Tiote and Jonas starts!!!! Pards you fool 😛 😛

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Much the same as last season.

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  • yo-yo

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #3

    I hope Anita gets some game time

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #4

    So Pards wants to make Sissoko work at RW; and hoping bEN arfa clicks in the free role behind Cisse.
    Let’s see how that unfolds.

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  • IITianToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Why not Gouffran instead of Guti 😐 😐

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  • Bedsmag77

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Gutierrez again!!! What about Marv???

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  • G.unit

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Thatt wouldn’t be my starting line up when we come to play Man City but got a funny feeling that what Pardew will go with. I just can’t see him dropping Jonas. Hope I’m wrong like!

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #8

    you are a doofus pardew

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Yo
    Someone posted a Redknapp interview on twitter where apparantly he said remy’s annual salary and they worked it out as roughly that
    But, you know, twitter so…..

    C’mon pards still with the negative 4-2-3-1 and still starting stevie fcuking Taylor ffs

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  • PaddyToon

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #10

    stream?

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  • JackButler

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #11

    And still people are amazed that Jonas starts every game FFS………………. 😀

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  • yo-yo

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #12

    TADS

    It is a friendly and IF this is our starting 11 of choice in EPL games (plus Remy) it will be a long hard season.

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  • geordie157

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ve heard that Sammy is doing well in pre-season, does that mean he’s learning that sometimes its good to pass the ball to a team mate?

    where’s vuckic!!

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Have i missed something?,why are people on Taylors case?,he’s a quality defender.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #15

    here we go….

    Pardew with Bale Messi and Ronaldo woudl play. Jonas….Downing …..and dunno who…

    there were links earlier today i am sure

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  • Ginger

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Absolutely ridiculous. Vuckic doesn’t even make the bench.

    Playing a CDM as a right winger.

    Guttierez playing left wing. The relationship between manager and player continues. Who knows he might get his 1 assist for the world.

    Ben-Arfa playing CAM, even though he’s been absolutely god awful every time he’s been played there.

    Stevie Taylor playing CB instead of Yanga-Mbiwa.

    We could be a pretty dangerous team if we had a manager that wasn’t insane.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #17

    PArdew is an Idiot

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  • swisstone

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #18

    A lot of unnecessary criticism of jonas on this blog.

    Pardew picks the team.

    Only players that should get abused or criticised are those that disrespect the club or that don’t give 100%.

    Jonas is guilty of neither of those things.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 6, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #19

    MrMojo
    No, he’s not, he’s an average defender who’s a geordie
    Mbiwa is in a different class

    Yo Yo
    Didn’t expect remy to really feature but this late in pre season I’d sadly expect this to be his rough idea for a starting 11 vs citeh, which is worrying imo

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  • Ginger

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #20

    *Year not world

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  • DevonMag

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #21

    I know everyone will be raging out about Guttierez starting but personally I think the real travesty is Sissoko on the right wing. If this is the team that starts at city, with the players we currently have available, so help me god…

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  • 89Norcal

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Mojo
    I’m with you. I think he had an own goal in pre-season plus 1 or 2 blunders late last season. Now everyone is on his case again.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #23

    swisstone

    But he is guilty of being totally useless

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  • Ginger

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #24

    swisstone

    I think it’s more directed towards Pardew for selecting him then Jonas himself.

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  • lukes26

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Look. Pardew cannot start Santon without help from the LM. Starting Gouffran or Marveaux is making the worst defender (Santon) vulnerable to being overrun, as he was countless times last year.

    The alternative is starting Yanga at LB and getting less productivity in overlapping/crossing ablities.

    I prefer this option. So, instead of asking why Jonas is starting, I prefer asking why Yanga isnt starting at LB.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Norcal
    This close to the start of the season we should be getting major game time for our planned permanent back 4, Taylor should absolutely no way be in that back 4 ahead of Mbiwa, no way

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  • Ginger

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #27

    MrMojoRisin76

    People don’t like Steven Taylor because he is prone to doing stupid things. The way I see it whilst he is a good CB in my opinion our main partnership should be without a doubt Collocini and Yanga-Mbiwa.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Is it on the radio somewhere?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Cabaye playing deep, Tiote & Jonas starting. Nothing changes 🙁 .

    Should have been:

    —————–Sissoko—————-Anita——————-

    ——–HBA—————-Cabaye————-Marveaux—

    ——————————–Cisse—————————–

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  • Bearsize

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Wow the same team as per. Lets see how this new fitness regime is working. Got a feeling it isnt. Anita must be in the team come city!!

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  • toon-farmer

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #31

    same old same old, try summit different pard u aint gunner learn out playin same team as last season

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  • Ginger

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #32

    lukes26

    Because having Jonas run up and down the pitch like a headless chicken, giving the ball away left right and center really helps Santon defensively. It is the CDM’s job to cover the left back not our supposed left winger/left mid.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Lukes
    Because he’s not a LB!!!! He’s a CB and should be a first choice one
    We have three natural LB’s where’s the point in playing our most promising CB there? None at all

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #34

    I know its a friendly but still you know Jonas and Tiote will be playing against city Come what may

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #35

    will it not be

    —-tiote–jonas—
    arfa–cabaye –siss
    ———-cisse——–

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Lukes 26

    Spot

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Lukes 26

    Spot on mate

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  • maskedman

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #38

    @Geordie157 (Post 13)
    Vuckic is at Bradford City for a probable season long loan.

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  • 89Norcal

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #39

    tads
    Maybe, but I’m not on board with the notion he’s only in the 1st team because he’s a Geordie.

    And there’s alot of contradicting opinions on this blog regarding who should be given a run out in friendlies; rotation players, youngsters, or solid 1st teamers. Personally don’t care as long as Pardew can get over his crush on Jonas.

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  • PMartel

    Aug 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #40

    I just hope Steven Taylor doesn’t start ahead of Mbiwa when the season begins. Can’t fault the lads commitment but he’s an awful defender. Jonas similarly.

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